Wordless Wednesday except with words: Savannah!

It’s almost back-to-school time for my hubby, and when summer begins to draw to a close, we’ve had a tradition of taking a mini-vacay the last weekend before he heads back. I had a half day Friday and after a nice lunch and nap, we decided to go to Savannah for the weekend. We’re only about 3 and a half hours from the city, so it’s a nice place to go — beautiful, good food, far enough away that it feels like you’re on vacation but not so far that you feel like you’re going to kill your spouse on the drive back.

As you’ll recall, we don’t stay in nice hotels. Like ever. Like now it’s sort of our “thing”. This particular Days Inn was about 10 minutes from the historic district and had all the charm of a college dorm room but with none of the booze. Oh wait, there was booze at the “Hercules Bar and Grill”, a round building surrounded by windows and Christmas lights, placed in the middle of a man-made pond. And let me tell you, was the Hercules jumpin’ on the daily. It’s like there was literally nowhere else to go so why not head down to the Hercules for a cold ‘Nati? Have at it, friends.

The room¬† — oh, you guys, the room — was judged by our normal standard of “clean” i.e. no bodily fluids visible to the naked eye. It was a square white box, decorated with generic hotel artwork and dated bedspread. We had a fridge, although it was covered with rust (but clean inside). The TV had plenty of channels. There was a couch and a toilet and a shower with a shower curtain. I mean pretty much the lap of luxury except for the Daddy Long Legs (that my husband claimed was actually a deadly, poisonous spider) crawling up the wall. So there was that, but on the other hand, it only cost us $30 per night AND had continental breakfast. So you win some, you lose some.

OH, and I almost forgot to tell you about the clock: Hubby picked it up to set it for the next day and the top pulled off, so all you could see were the clock guts, but it STILL WORKED because it was a clock from 1982 and they don’t make them like they used to, huh? At any rate, there was no way to set an alarm. I really know how to pick’em.

What site am I on, TripAdvisor? She’s needs to get back to the story. I’m tired of hearing about her crappy hotel. OK you guys, no need to be rude, just one more hotel related thing, and I promise you’ll like it. Here’s a graph:

The trip was really fun, and if you haven’t been to Savannah and get the opportunity to go, please do. It’s just fascinating and very lovely. Don’t go in August because in addition to those things, it’s also very hot and sister can’t BUY a breeze in that city in the summer.

Look at that big fat preggo about to waddle down some stairs!
AMAZING frozen hot chocolate at the Paris Market.

And then the most exciting part of the trip….I got to meet Allyson from Magnolias and Mimosas! She lives in the Dirty South now, is only a hot minute from Savannah and was on her way to Charleston to meet the one and only Salt (which I’m so bummed I didn’t get meet her too, but hopefully in October). Maybe we were all inspired by some people and their recent bloggy meet up.

Anyway, we ate lunch at a sweet little bakery and had the best time! Go visit her blog.

So that was my weekend. Anybody been to Savannah before? What are your favorite things to do there?

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26 comments to Wordless Wednesday except with words: Savannah!

  • The Empress

    Have I been gone that long for the summer???

    Preggers? HOW AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

    I am so happy and excited for you. how far along? How are you feeling?

  • Chicken

    As usual kudos on the chart. The pics are great and your belly is so cute I want to come up to you as a complete stranger and rub it! Not really rub it because I know this sends pregnant women into a fit of rage where they want to rip off your arm and beat you with the bloody end.

  • KLZ

    I love Savannah for picturesque and gorgeous views. But my in-laws live there so it's a mixed bag for me.

  • JMJE

    I have not been to Savannah since some girl scout trip in elementary school. Maybe I should check it out again without having to wear my girl scout sash around. Nice pics.

  • JMJE

    I have not been to Savannah since some girl scout trip in elementary school. Maybe I should check it out again without having to wear my girl scout sash around. Nice pics.

  • foxy

    SUPER cute photo of you two! Love that you got to meet up.

    And, girl, you know how to pick 'em in the hotel department. I big puffy heart your graphs.

  • notquiteawake

    I love your hotel stories. Keep 'em comin'. I wish I went places.

  • Hutch

    1. Daddy Long Legs actually are super poisonous but their mouths are too small to actually bite people. We actually let one live in our back room for a bit, we called him Bob and he never came down from his corners. He even ate some scary spiders that were too fast for us but not fast enough for Bob.
    2. Frozen hot chocolate has to be one of the best inventions of the late 20th century.
    3. I'm so super jealous you got to meet Ally!

  • My Husband's Watching TV...

    I totally heart frozen hot chocolates!!! They are so hard to find though.

  • Aimee

    So I admre your travel savvyness and budget friendly trips. I wish me and my boyfriend could be more that way but we are pretty particular about our room and like to get a super luxurious room (well as luxurious we can get on our current budget) I have actually wrote about staying at such hotels in my blog. (Hardrock and Planet Hollywood).

    Looks like you guys had a lot of fun in Savanna… I really like the architecture there, its beautiful. I dont think I could take the heat and humidity though so if I do visit I would have to go in fall…

    Thats awesome that you got to meet another blogger :)

  • Venassa

    Love your hotel chart. I work in a hotel so I find it interesting to hear about people's hotel experiences.
    Frozen hot chocolate would be awesome.

  • Lisa

    I went once, about 6 or 7 years back with my family. I think we may have stayed in that same hotel…

    It is a beautiful city! My favorite part was the haunted tour (because I'm weird like that)-ours actually was in a hearse that was cut out at the top and had little barstool type seats, and we went through a graveyard at midnight, hells yeah!

  • Maggie

    #1) Frozen Hot Chocolate? WHY has this been hidden from me? YUM!

    #2) You look beautiful, not a big fat preggo at all. Beautiful preggo. :)

  • Liz

    and i just left salt's site!! so, are you saying we should consider maybe taking our anniv trip NOT in august??? ya think may would be better?

  • Jackie

    Looks like fun! aside from the hotel room anyway ;) You guys and your impromptu getaways have inspired me to plan something for either labor day weekend or the end of September. Unfortunately in the currently thawed (and so humid as heck I might as well be in Texas) tundra we don't have a lot of cool areas to visit within a 5 hour or less drive. But we (read: I) am looking at Duluth and the North Shore, which should be awesome, but need to find a cheap place to stay…that is the only thing holding me back! Darn money anyway ;)

  • Miranda

    I wanted to go to Savannah SO BAD when we lived in Florida, but I never got to go :-( I loved looking at your pictures! Glad you had a great time!! :-)

  • mariahsmile

    Love your pictures and your preggo (not fat) belly!

  • Daisygirl

    You are so cute!!! I have never been Savannah!

  • Sarah Mac

    You are the PRETTIEST preggo EVER, so I don't want to hear another word about being a fatty!! NOT TRUE!

    Also, you better keep a VERY close eye on your camera in September or it might "disappear" when your dear sister goes back to Cincinnati.

  • Natalie

    I've always wanted to go to Savannah…and then you get to meet another blogger? Talk about an awesome trip!

    Your preggo belly is the cutest thing EVER!

  • Allyson

    Yay for all things Savannah!! Did you put the rest of your trip pictures on FB? These are AHMAZING!!! And K looks a little annoyed that you are asking him to pause from his frozen hot chocolate for a picture…kind of like "I will look up, but please don't expect me to stop slurping." I definitely want to add that place to the Oct. trip.

    And have I told you lately that I LOVE a graph?? LOVE IT!!!

    Thanks again for brunching with me. I'm so glad we got to meet up!!
    PS I hope K got that roach. He needs to man-up on the bug issue. I have some gloves if he needs to borrow…

  • The Random Blogette

    Beautiful chart as always. I love that your idea of the perfect room and mine are the same. Cheap and continental breakfast! Woo-hoo! I have never been to Savannah but I am hoping to one day.
    I need to find me some frozen hot chocolate!

  • Crazy Shenanigans

    I love your photos! They look fantastic! Glad you had a great time!

  • Tracie

    I've always wanted to go to Savannah – but NOT in August. I love the pictures!

  • The Only Girl

    Great pictures, beautiful belly, and of course, wicked chart!

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